Active adventures in Indochina
Beyond the cacophonous streets of Indochina's thriving cities lies a region of towering, jungle-clad mountains that conceal cathedral-like caverns; human-sculpted landscapes of dramatic rice terraces; vast lakes, great rivers, paradise islands and hidden coves. If you love the outdoors, you'll be smitten by the myriad landscapes that await you in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Don your walking boots and head out for jungle treks in Nam Cat Tien National Park or into the beautiful mountains of northern Vietnam. Stay in homestays with the local minority people as you explore the spectacular terraced mountains of Sapa. Jump on your bike to escape the crowds and discover the hidden corners that most visitors never see. Plunge beneath the waves and discover an underwater wonderland at Nha Trang or remote Con Dao.
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Eco lodges, night safaris, hidden cities and ancient mysteries – this is the ultimate adventurous traveller's introduction to Laos.
This two-week conservation holiday will introduce you to the flora and fauna of Indochina, including elephants, dolphins and tropical rainforest.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Rajabori Villas (Kratie)
Rajabori Villas is a beautiful eco-resort on the northern tip of Koh Trong Island just 5 minutes by local ferry from Kratie. The resort is set amongst spacious tropical gardens with a huge swimming pool in the middle. Guest rooms are in large wooden villas on stilts with shuttered windows and an outdoor terrace. Inside furniture is simple Khmer style with dark wood beds, wardrobes and desks. As an eco-resort there is no air-conditioning but all the rooms are equipped with fans. The main building has a great bar and restaurant overlooking the pool and the friendly and informative staff are on hand to offer sightseeing advice.
Forest Floor Lodge (Nam Cat Tien National Park)
Forest Floor Lodge is a thoughtfully designed eco-lodge overlooking the Ben Cu rapids and Monkey Island, a small densely-vegetated island that is home to the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre. Accommodation is spread out into the surrounding jungle in African safari-lodge style, with some wooden cabins and a small number of luxury safari tents on stilts overlooking the river. A range of excursions into the National Park are offered by the lodge, working in conjunction with the park office located nearby. The central lodge where meals are taken offers a beautiful and relaxing spot to sit overlooking the river and watch the local wildlife.
Sayaboury Elephant Conservation Center (Sayaboury)
Welcome to Sayaboury Elephant Camp! At the camp you will be staying in a bungalow which is a simple traditional stilt bamboo huts fit with a comfortable double bed and a mosquito net. The bungalow has a private balcony with a view on the Nam Tien lake. Please note there is no air conditioning or a fan, but the lake provides a cool breeze. The bathroom is separate and shared with other guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included at the elephant camp, served in the open-sided restaurant building. The meals are superb and feature locally grown, fresh ingredients.
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge (Sapa)
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge situated 35km from Sapa town in a traditional minority village, an excellent location to really enjoy the stunning scenery. The lodge is built and owned by a Red Dao minority family and although basic with shared bathroom facilities the traditional wooden building offers a comfortable and welcoming stay. Facilities include a restaurant with a large veranda overlooking the river and a newly opened spa specializing in the traditional Red Dao herbal bath.
Du Parc Hotel Dalat (Dalat)
The historic Du Parc, built in 1932, was one of Dalat'sfirst and grandest hotels. Perfectly situated on the hill above the heart of the town, and just five minutes walk from the Central Market, this is a popular base for visitors to Dalat. The impressive lobby is filled with period features and French decor, and oozes charm and character. The rooms themselves are simple, unfussy and well kept. The temperature in Dalat is far milder that in other parts of Vietnam, so there is a ceiling fan in each room without the need for air conditioning. Breakfast is served over the road in an attractive French colonial restaurant. The breakfast offers a selection of traditional Vietnamese options aswell as authentic and extremely tasty French pastries.
Muang La Resort (Muang La)
In the remote mountains of northern Laos lies the Muang La Resort; a wonderful base for exploring the Khmu and Ikhos communities nearby.
Despite its remote location the Muang La Resort offers both well-appointed accommodation and expert guiding to enrich your stay in the beautiful and unspoilt region of Muang La. The Muang La resort is set on the banks of the Nam Pak River, surrounded by jungle covered mountains; an idyllic setting from which to absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the region and to set out to explore the local area.
The accommodation comprises of five villas, built in a mixture of wood and bamboo, providing only 10 guest rooms. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the countryside, gardens or river and features furniture made by local craftsmen. The resort is set besides natural hot springs and guests can bathe outdoors in elevated baths filled with these thermal waters. There are numerous other facilities to help you unwind including a; sauna, spa, expert masseuse and steam room. Dinner is included each evening for the during of your at the resort and you will be served a wide variety of local dishes.